February 19, 2021
Nigeria dropped one place from 35th to 36th position in the FIFA World Ranking for the month of February. The ranking, which was released on Thursday, also had the Benin Republic, Super Eagles opponents in next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers move up one spot from 83 to 82. Lesotho, who battle the Eagles on March 30th, is ranked 143rd in the latest ranking. Nigeria, three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners, however, remained unmoved in Africa as they retained their fifth position behind Senegal (20th in the world) and Tunisia (26th in the world).
AFCON champions Algeria are ranked third in Africa and 31st in the world) and Morocco fourth and 33rd in the world. Meanwhile, Belgium remained top of the FIFA World Ranking while world champions France is second. Brazil, England, Portugal, Spain, Argentina Uruguay, Mexico and Italy complete the top 10 list in that order.
The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on April 8th, 2021.